She wakes to the sound of footsteps outside her secluded home. Moving toward the window, she scans the dark woods around her and freezes. A tall figure in a long dark coat holds a crossbow pointed right at her. She blinks as lightning cracks overhead. But when she opens her eyes, the figure has vanished…
When the body of a man is found in the dense forest surrounding Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton immediately sees disturbing similarities with a past case—the same murder weapon, the remote beauty spot, and the way the victim is perched against a tree with no sign of a struggle. But the killer in that case was jailed for life.
Jenna suspects a copycat killer and her fears are confirmed when, during the town’s Halloween festival, the bodies of two tourists are found further down the remote trail. They too had been hunted down and murdered in another picturesque spot and all Jenna can hope is that the man behind bars can help her catch the twisted monster behind these new deaths.
As she comes face to face with the vicious murderer who has haunted her dreams for years, she is sure he knows more than he’s telling her. Looking deep into Jenna’s eyes, as if they’re two old friends catching up, he promises to take his final revenge on her for locking him up. But before she can learn more, he is dragged away by prison guards.
When a sudden emergency call takes Jenna and her deputy David Kane deep into the woods, Jenna senses something is very wrong about the situation. As a strange calmness falls over the forest, a familiar face emerges from the shadows. Will this killer be the one who finally takes down Sheriff Alton, and can they make it out of the forest alive?
If you love heart-racing crime books by authors like Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot, you will love this exciting thriller from USA Today bestselling author D.K. Hood.
**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**
What readers are saying about Cross My Heart:
“Wow!… A real heart-pounder!… It had intrigue, suspense and lots of heart-pounding moments! Lots of twists and turns and definitely some jaw-dropping moments!” Sassy Southern Book Blog, 5 stars
“Hold, please, while I catch my breath… Holy smokes! This is one intense ride… I stayed up to 2am and I had to force myself to go to sleep. Then I woke up and needed to finish it.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Amazing and brilliant… Had chills running a marathon up and down my spine.” Bforbookreview, 5 stars
“OMG! This drew me in quickly… I devoured this… A captivating roller coaster of a book.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“Exceptional… OMG, a fast-paced book that keeps you on the edge of your seat… Oh my word, this one was brilliant.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“Page-turner from the start!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Wasn’t that a roller coaster ride! Fasten your seatbelts readers, it’s a gloriously bumpy ride.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
“Another thrill ride… The action starts and doesn’t let up. It’s intense, dark and full of suspense.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“Loved it!… What a thriller… These books give me chills… It does not slow down and keeps you on your toes… An intense thriller!” When The Book Ends, 5 stars
“This book had me up past my bedtime… Be prepared – you’re in for a wild ride.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“I was on the edge of my seat… I love this author. I love this series. Each book is fabulous… I love everything about it.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
“An absolute heart-hammering cracker.” Carla Kovach, 5 stars
Heart hammering fiction!
What a tense and exciting detective novel and it’s set during my favourite time of the year, Halloween. I loved the stormy weather, mist and pumpkins. They added a sinister backdrop to the most heinous of murders taking place in Black Rock, Montana. This brings me onto the location. I can only imagine a place as splendid as this but I got a real picture of it in my head. I loved the streets, the woodland and the cafe.
I really enjoyed Jenna’s character and that opening... what an explosion of action. I found myself instantly hooked especially as the dangers ramped up. I loved the use of the horses, and the bloodhound was adorable. The relationship between David and Jenna was a real treat too. I took to the crime fighting duo with ease. Gripped by the each of the main characters chapters, I found myself rooting for them throughout.
As for the investigation, the chapters with the inmate were a nail-biting treat. Such great cat and mouse interplay, and psychologically intense too.
This was my first Kane and Alton read and I felt more than happy that it could be enjoyed as a stand-alone even though there are earlier books in the series.
The ending was an absolute heart hammering cracker, and if you love detective fiction, ‘Cross My Heart’ is a must read!